Age: from kindergarten to CM2.
Capacity: 1 class.
Duration: 1h or 1h30
Supervision: a heritage guide from the Tourist Office.
Prices: € 3 / child. Minimum package of € 30 if less than 10 children.
Free for teachers and guides.
Validity: all year round.

From its foundation at the beginning of the 2001th century, until XNUMX, the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas de Verneuil housed a community of Benedictines. The whole presents an interesting variety of constructions and styles, as well as the mark of the craft or educational activities practiced by the sisters.

• In search of nonnettes (from 4 to 7 years old)
In the past, the nuns made “nonnettes”, a small cake made from honey. During this visit, the children go in search of the ingredients for this pastry. In each room, a fun activity is offered. Touch, smell, observe, listen and taste: this visit appeals to the 5 senses while evoking the architecture of the monument and the daily life of the nuns.

• Puzzle at Saint-Nicolas Abbey (from 7 to 12 years old)
Abbess, nun, chaplain, gardener, prioress, nurse… The abbey was like a small village where everyone had their role to play so that the community functioned well. Only then, over the years (for almost 400!), some have shaken up the habits of the group...

The students will have to explore different rooms of the abbey and find the clues. Guess the name, time and role of 6 people who lived here. Why are they still remembered today?

At each stage: puzzles and a mystery character. At the end of the investigation, will they unlock the secret they have in common?

Possibility of combining with a guided tour of the Gray Tower or In the footsteps of the inhabitants of the Middle Ages.

the Tourist Office
129 Place de la Madeleine
27130 Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton
Tel: +02 32 32 99 09
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